Friday, February 4, 2011

I'm A Reject!

Received another 
from a magazine regarding
an article I sent them.

At least I have a nifty little chart
to keep track of my submissions
and the acceptances and rejections they bring.

they did not say
my writing was garbage,
just that they only want writers
who live in their city
because the mag is about
city life.

Oh well, the only way to
prevent rejections is
to stop trying.

And that's not going to happen!


  1. And you know....all your blog readers would publish you if we all had magazines. So there!!

  2. Good for you for not quitting!

  3. That's the spirit! It's their loss anyway!

  4. Good for you. I've always wanted to try article writing, but I don't think I could handle the rejection if I was having a depression!

    Hugs & Love,

  5. Actually, your article was rejected. It was well written, but didn't fit the magazine's demographic.

    That does not make you a reject! In fact, it proves quite the opposite. Just means you need to know more about publications before you try to write for them. Another of life's learning experiences.

    Keep writing!

  6. Their loss!
    Good for you, for not letting this get you down. You go girl!

  7. I'm dealing with the same type thing. Keep going so I will be inspired to.

  8. Once again, thanx Blog friends for the encouraging words.

    Sadie - I read the Writer Guidelines so carefully before and after submitting. They are based in Philadelphia but asked for true life stories from" city life."

    It may be that when they say "city" they only mean their city. I live near San Francisco and when we say "the city" everyone knows we are talking about SF.

    I have plenty of other options and don't really feel like a "a reject", just thought that would make an eye catching title. Ha! Thanx for your kind words.

  9. Sorry you got a rejection, but I love your attitude about it! That's a great way to look at it. Keep plugging away! :)

  10. We need to chat girl! I am an aspiring writer and once I get a rejection, it sets me back. I need to develop a thick skin!

  11. I'm reading a book about a mommy writer, who is only actually a writer at the moment because she writes witty e-mails to her family "back home." Unbeknownst to her, however, her family takes the liberty to publish her e-mails in their small-town newspaper as a column. :)

    Have you thought about turning your life into a witty newspaper column? Perhaps you should explore newspaper journalism.

    And also, have you considered that the "rejections" you're getting are actually God's way of directing you somewhere else ... like writing that book? Just wondering. :)

    Also, if you need some extra money, you could be doing some child care out of your home (gasp!...sounds scary), tutoring, substitute teaching/teaching. Do you have your teaching certificate?

    Oh girl, social work. Counseling. Children's/Youth ministry...I can envision you doing a million things! You must be so flexible. Or maybe I just see you as so layed back and amazing that I can picture you doing just about ANYTHING and being successful. :)


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